Inferno Weekly Preview For May 1-7

Laeren Yates
Laeren Yates

The Inferno softball team wraps up the season while the tennis team begins postseason play, this week in Alverno College Athletics.

Tuesday, May 2

  • 3 p.m., Softball at Rockford University
  • 6 p.m., Tennis vs. Milwaukee School of Engineering (NACC First Round at Helfaer Tennis Stadium)

Sunday, May 7

  • Time TBA, Tennis at NACC Semifinals and Final (at Nielsen Tennis Stadium, Madison, Wis.)

Inferno Softball
The weather has delayed Alverno's regular season finale at Rockford to Tuesday. This is the second postponement for the series.

The Inferno (12-24, 5-15 NACC) is fresh off a doubleheader sweep of Edgewood College -- 3-1, 7-5 -- last Friday. The squad looks to end the season on a winning streak with two against the host Regents to close out play.

Rockford (6-30, 1-19) has lost its last six including a sweep by Lakeland University --12-0, 4-2 -- on Friday.

Alverno has won six of the last eight versus the Regents and trails the all-time series 12-17.


Inferno Tennis
Alverno (11-12) begins the postseason by hosting MSOE (6-10) in a NACC first-round contest Tuesday evening inside Helfaer Tennis Stadium.

The Inferno, who finished third in the league standings with a 7-2 NACC record, is making its third straight appearance in the NACC Tournament while the Raiders, who finished in a tie for fifth at 4-5, are making their first appearance since 2012 and second overall.

Alverno swept MSOE, 9-0, in the regular season meeting and leads the all-time series 5-3.

The first-round winner will advance to Sunday's semifinal round in Madison. Should Alverno win, it will face second-seeded Edgewood College, while the Raiders would face top-seeded Concordia University Wisconsin should they pull off the upset.

Marian University hosts Aurora University in the other first-round contest.